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Cannot configure the wireless USB Print Server

My father-in -law bought the Wireless USB Printer Server (http://www.connectgear.com/Print_Servers/PUN1000W.htm) last year but has not been able to install it since the day he purchased the product. I tried to install it yesterday but I failed as well. Below I will give you the details and symptoms of all my connection attempts: Router + Security Details WEP 64 enabled (I know... but the print server does not allow WPA) Windows + other firewalls disabled NAT selected on router Windows XP SP2 installed on PC The PC (Laptop) is wireless connected to the wireless network in the house. Scenario 1 The Print Server is switched on and connected to the HP printer which is also switched on. The print Server switch is set to "Normal" When running the wireless setup wizard(came with the print server on CD), it does not find the print server.(Step 6 in the on-line manual) When checking for wireless network in Windows, the print server is NOT listed. Scenario 2 The Print Server is switched on and connected to the HP printer which is also switched on. The print Server switch is set to "Diagnostic" When running the wireless setup wizard(came with the print server on CD), it does not find the print server.(Step 6 in the on-line manual-see attached) When checking for wireless network in Windows, the print server IS listed as an PC-to-PC connection. When connecting to it (I lose my connection to my wireless router) it allows me to connect.
While connected to the Print Server's PC-to-PC connection I run the Wizzard again.
I can now see the print server as described in step 6 of the on-line guide (see attached)
I change the setting to allow the print server to connect to my wireless router (Optain IP automatically, SSID, comm type , WEP encryption 64-bit + key...... )
Installation Complete!! Then I run the Network Print Server Setup Wizzard to setup the printer on the network. (I am still on the PC-to-PC connection, directly connected to the print server. I am not on my wireless home LAN) It does find the Print Server as before and it does list my printers. When I try to install the printer, it gives me an error because the IP address in the PC is not part of the LAN wireless NW (but the IP address set on the print server does). When I connect my laptop to mw wireless LAN and run the Network Print Server Setup Wizzard again, I cannot find the print server when scanning for it. That is more or less what is happening. Any ideas on how to get it set up correctly?

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First delte all the programs that u have installed about the print server and the printer.then connect the print server on ur laptop and run the installation .search for the wireless netwrk and connecting to it using the wpa key.After tats done connect the print server to the printer and run the printer installation ,,hope that shud resolve it,,best of luck

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